Need A Grid Connection?

eSmart Networks are experts at capturing and connecting your power needs in the fastest, most cost-effective way. We simplify the capacity securing process, enabling you to have certainty in the delivery of your Industrial & commercial electrification plans.

We specialise in efficiently connecting your project to the electricity grid. With a focus on the increasing demand for grid capacity, we streamline the process, while simultaneously freeing up your resources to concentrate on project delivery and meeting your Industrial & commercial connection timeline.

Our team conducts a thorough analysis of the Distribution Network Operator (DNO) network. We identify the most cost-effective point of connection, whilst also assisting in reducing any third party land issues that could impact your project timeline.

Delivering your electrification plans with certainty

Furthermore, as a market leading Independent Connection Provider (ICP), eSmart Networks have the in-house experience and proficiency to help people and businesses connect to the grid in the most cost effective and time efficient way.

Providing grid connections for Industrial and Commercial projects including:
  • Data Centres
  • Industrial Warehouses &¬†Fulfilment Centres
  • Multi Occupancy Buildings
  • Retail parks
  • Universities
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Secure Your Capacity

We use our experience and expertise to negotiate with the DNO, providing a cost-effective connection, and securing the capacity for your site.
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Grid Studies

We analyse the DNO to secure the most cost effective point of connection, looking out for any third-party land issues that could put your programme at risk.
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Concept To Energisation

Design, Construct, through to Energisation. Producing a concept design, to a fully detailed project plan that caters to your current and future energy needs.
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Design Value Engineering

A cost-effective solution, ensuring the correct DNO/IDNO grid infrastructure has been designed for your project requirements.
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FAQs

What is an Independant Connection Provider (ICP)?

An Independent Connections Provider (ICP) refers to a recognized company capable of constructing electricity networks to meet the specific standards and quality necessary for acceptance by either a DNO, like UK Power Networks, or an Independent Distribution Network Operator (IDNO).

What Is An Independent Distribution Network Operator (IDNO)?

An Independent Distribution Network Operator (IDNO) is a certified organisation that has a broader role compared to an Independent Connection Provider (ICP). Once the IDNO constructs a regional electricity network, it retains ownership of the local network and assumes responsibility for maintenance as well as round-the-clock fault repairs.

What Is The National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS)?

National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS). As part of an ongoing process to introduce competition to the electrical service market, eSmart Networks operate the National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS) on behalf of the UK Distribution Network Operators (DNOs). NERS is managed by Lloyds Accreditation.

What are Contestable Works?

Contestable Works: Connection works that can be carried out by eSmart Networks an Independant Connections Provider (ICP). You have a choice when deciding who shall complete these elements of your connection.

What are Non-Contestable Works?

Non-Contestable Works: These are connection works that must be performed exclusively by the host Distribution Network Operator (DNO). In order to ensure the safety and reliability of the distribution network. Furthermore, as an ICP, you cannot select another entity to carry out these specific aspects of your connection. As a result, it is required by law for the DNO to handle them.

What is High Voltage (HV)?

In the UK, “high voltage” (HV) refers to electrical voltage levels above the standard home voltage of 230 volts. It is commonly used in industrial applications, power transmission, and distribution networks.

High voltage systems are regulated by organisations like National Grid Electricity Transmission and local distribution network operators. Subsequently ensuring safe, reliable transmission and distribution of electricity, consequently following safety standards and regulations.

What is Extra High Voltage (EHV)?

EHV stands for Extra High Voltage. It refers to the highest voltage levels used in electrical power transmission systems, ranging from 345 kV to 1200 kV. Providing the long distance delivery of electricity with reduced losses.

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